Betsy Hodges

Former candidate Gillespie headed to Harvard for spring semester

Former Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie is headed to Harvard, where he’ll be a resident fellow this spring at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.<p>Stung by an unexpectedly large 9-point loss to Democrat Ralph Northam in last fall’s election, Gillespie has mostly stayed …

U.S. Politics

Former Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges to spend a semester at Harvard

She will lead a study group on racial equity, policing and local governance.

Kennedy School of Government

Minneapolis Council President Lisa Bender ushers in younger, more expansive vision of city government

First-time president willing to wield power at City Hall to advance social change.


Justine Damond shooting: prosecutor delays decision on charging police officer

Mike Freeman had promised decision by end of the year Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor shot Australian Damond on 15 July<p>A Minnesota prosecutor said on Thursday he needs more time to decide whether to charge a police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman who called 911 for help.<p>Minneapolis …


Minnesota Year In Review: Top Stories Of 2017

There was no shortage of big stories and controversy in Minnesota this year.<p>The year is almost in the books and needless to say, the Land of Lakes …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Justine’s shooting case ‘delayed’

December 29, 2017 6:29AM<p>A MINNESOTA prosecutor said that he needs more time to decide whether to charge a police officer who fatally shot an …


White nationalists built a memorial in Minnesota for white woman fatally shot by cop

Three days before Christmas, a small memorial appeared outside a Minneapolis police precinct's headquarters.<p>A dozen lit candles, about twice as many roses and a small framed picture of Justine Damond seemed to honor the life of the 40-year-old Australian woman killed by a Minneapolis police officer …


'Ignorance cannot prevail here': Justine Damond's father blasts investigators over her death

The family of Australian-American woman Justine Damond Ruszczyk, who was shot dead by a US police officer, say they are concerned authorities did not …


Mayor-elect Frey urges supporters to attend fundraiser for departing Hodges

The outgoing mayor is raising money to pay down campaign debt and got help from an election opponent.


Freeman: I Can't Charge MPD Officer Yet In Damond's Shooting Death

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Hennepin County’s attorney said he does not have enough evidence yet to file charges against the Minneapolis police officer who …


Playgrounds for Elites

The increasingly left-wing politics of leading U.S. cities clashes with the aspirations of middle-class residents.<p>The revival of America’s core …


Minneapolis to establish Division of Race and Equity at City Hall

The Minneapolis City Council on Friday voted to establish a Division of Race and Equity with the aim of helping city departments set goals to reduce …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

These 8 Women Should Run for Al Franken's Senate Seat

Minnesota Senator Al Franken announced his resignation today after a wave of women came forward with stories of his sexual misconduct.<p>Franken’s …

U.S. Politics

Here Are 6 Women (And 1 Man) Who Could Replace Al Franken In The Senate

With Franken announcing his resignation over sexual harassment allegations, here's a look at who could take his place.<p>Amid accusations of sexual misconduct from at least eight women, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced Thursday that he plans to resign.<p>It will be up to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) …


Super Bowl security: Minneapolis requests National Guard presence

Minneapolis city leaders have asked Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s office to call in the National Guard to enhance security at the Super Bowl next February, according to a report on Wednesday.<p>The leaders, which include Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Mayor-elect Jacob Frey, said the National Guard …


(Dam) Breaking: Multiple Senate Dems call on Franken to resign

Al Franken’s firewall of support in the Senate has begun to collapse. Until today, none of his fellow Democrats in the upper chamber suggested that …

Conservative View

Minnesota Governor asked to deploy National Guard for Super Bowl

The recently erected U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is set to host Super Bowl LII this upcoming February. As the Minnesota Vikings continue their …


Minnesota prepares for Al Franken to resign, but will he?

Sen. Al Franken appeared to run out of options Wednesday, and politicians from Minnesota to Washington were bracing for what was widely expected to …

Al Franken

Minneapolis seeks assistance from National Guard for Super Bowl

Minnesota will soon be hosting the championship game of the National Football League. And Minnesota wants help from its National Guard.<p>Via Libor Jany …


Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis announce Super Bowl Live lineup: Idina Menzel, Sheila E., Morris Day, Soul Asylum

Super-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are keeping their pledge to showcase Minnesota music in the 10-day Super Bowl Live concert series on …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Franken allegations proven and admitted, but he will not step down

Sen. Al Franken is embarrassed, ashamed … and ready to get back to work.<p>For days, Franken has been out of sight — reflecting, he said, on his …

Conservative View

Playgrounds for Elites

The increasingly left-wing politics of leading U.S. cities clashes with the aspirations of middle-class residents.


'Ashamed' Franken says he'll return to work on Monday

Sen. Al Franken broke his eight-day silence Sunday, reaching out to Minnesota media outlets to talk about what he's done, and what he'll be doing …

Al Franken

Minneapolis residents have 2 more chances to weigh in on city budget

Residents can attend sessions Nov. 29 or Dec. 6, or leave comments online.


R.T. Rybak to help lead Jacob Frey's transition to Minneapolis mayor's office

Joe Radinovich to be new mayor’s chief of staff.

Meet the progressives elected after Trump: America’s new political coalition

A year after Trump’s victory, Montana elected its first black mayor, New Jersey elected its first Sikh mayor and Charlotte elected its first black female mayor<p>Last Tuesday, voters seemed to reject much of the anger and polarisation that Donald Trump has brought in to US politics. Instead, voters …

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In Mayor Betsy Hodges' re-election loss, Minneapolis voters were 'looking for something different'

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges mounted a re-election bid this year based on the same messages that had won over so many of the city’s voters. But …

Phillipe Cunningham Focused On Lifting ‘Everybody Up In The Community’

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —</b> The City of Minneapolis is still reacting to this week’s historic elections.For the first time, Ward 4, which includes part of …

The New Mayor of Minneapolis Would Destroy You in a Marathon

On Tuesday evening, Jacob Frey won yet another race. As a former professional runner, winner of the 2008 Austin Marathon, and Team USA member in the …

Rio De Janeiro

Phillippe Cunningham Wins Ward 4, Now 2 Transgender Members Of Minneapolis City Council

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Minneapolis will now have two transgender members of its city council.City officials say Barb Johnson, who has served on the …